Candido Reyes was born in the town of Coamo, Puerto Rico. During the 1990s the internationally known guitarist Yomo Motoro from the Fania All Stars fame baptized him “El Rey Mundial del Guiro” (The World King of the Guiro). He has performed on more than 200 recordings for different artists, locally in Puerto Rico and internationally.
He has more than 33 years playing the guiro professionally and has become a fixture in Puerto Rico culture appearing frequently on television as a recognized personality. CLJP was honored to have Ivan Belvis have him bring his artistry to our recording to enhance the rich rhythmic flavor and drive established by Jimmy and Javier.